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Private Swimming Pool *300 Steps to Best Beach * No Car Needed* Honeymoon Villa

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Enjoy your totally private swimming pool- no tan lines! With cushioned loungers in the sun or shade, surrounded by tropical flowers!

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Last updated: 08/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

It's ALL about location! Enjoy your own totally private swimming pool, just 300 yards to the best beach! Unlike properties at Playas Bonita or Coson, NO car is needed as it is a safe 5 minute walk along the beach road to the shops and restaurants in Las Terrenas.
Casa Pura Vida is a romantic 'honeymoon cottage' in a walled, quarter-acre, tropical garden - the perfect alternative to a cramped hotel room. Beautifully yet simply decorated in beach glass colors of turquoise and lime green. Casa Pura Vida was featured on the American television show, House Hunters International on HGTV.
Two bedrooms with queen beds plus twin daybed to sleep five. Comfortable, light-filled living area with cable television, DVD player and WIFI Internet access for your laptop. Equipped kitchen, tiled bathroom with HOT shower. High ceilings with ceiling fans and constant breezes.
We provide a helpful rental guide and free hurricane refund policy. Also see www.HomeAway.com/202925

The 'Sky Terrace,' a second-story apartment located next to Casa Pura Vida,. is available to rent separately or together with Casa Pura Vida. Completed in March, 2012 as the owners' private retreat, the Sky Terrace offers amazing views of palm tree-covered mountains during the day and star-filled skies at night. With sky-lights, glass brick windows, gorgeous bathroom, large equipped kitchen and screened porch in a light-filled open layout, the apartment sleeps up to 3 people. See: www.HomeAway.com/202925 for more info.

How to Travel to Las Terrenas: The easiest and cheapest way to reach Las Terrenas is to fly into El Catey airport (Canadian guests) or Santo Domingo--Los Americas Airport (SDQ), hire a rental car (Budget is approx. $240//week) and then make the easy and beautiful 2 hour drive up the brand new highway which starts just outside the airport and travels through palm plantations and rice paddies.
Our manager can pick you up for the same fee as a taxi ($80--$180 US), PLUS he will stop for food or beverages on the way to the villa!

When you make a reservation at Casa Pura Vida, you will receive detailed information on how to travel from SDQ, (or other arrival cities) PLUS you will receive a comprehensive Rental Guide with suggestions for restaurants, nightclubs, where to go, best beaches,etc. Plus: our manager can help you rent a 'quad,' arrange snorkeling, diving or fishing expeditions, zip-line tours... and he can tell you where to find the hottest 'nightclub de jour'!
The helpful advice you will receive when planning your vacation and on-site assistance is one of the reasons why Casa Pura Vida has the MOST bookings and the MOST positive reviews of any Las Terrenas listing! :)

About Las Terrenas: With over 15 miles of deserted, turquoise-water beaches, 'Time' magazine has described Las Terrenas as having one of the last, long stretches of undeveloped beach in the Caribbean.
The balmy climate with its ever-present trade winds and the warm temperature of the sub-tropical Atlantic Ocean combine to provide this part of the island with year-round, delightful weather with only a few degrees difference in temperature between winter and summer.
Las Terrenas is both a small fishing village AND it is also a vibrant cosmopolitan beachtown with over 60 restaurants, many of which are owned and operated by French or Italian permanent residents and located along the beachfront. There is a modern supermarket, two banks, ATM's, ,exciting night clubs and unique gift stores with quality handicrafts, clothing and jewelry.
The French bakery (just a short walk from Casa Pura Vida) is THE place to go for morning coffee and fresh pastries...you will feel like you're in Paris, but with perfect balmy weather!
Walk the never-ending beach and watch the colorful kiteboards or take lessons! Go diving, snorkeling, hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding on the beach.

About Casa Pura Vida (and the owners): Steve and Susan Miller fell in love with Las Terrenas when they first visited the Samana Peninsula to go whale-watching. The Millers live in Louisville, Kentucky, USA and purchased Casa Pura Vida as a vacation home and as a rental property for travelers looking for an alternative to cramped hotel rooms or impersonal all-inclusive resorts.
Casa Pura Vida is located in a QUIET neighborhood (no motoconchos!) and is decorated in tropical colors of turquoise and green. Guests may buy fresh fish or shrimp right on the beach and prepare in the equipped kitchen or on the outdoor grill. Purchase freshly-baked baguettes and pastries for breakfast at the French bakery, just a 5 minute walk into town. Take a dip in your private pool and watch the sun set over the hills beyond your backyard.
The American television program 'House Hunters International' (on the HGTV network) shot an episode about the Millers and their new vacation home--- the episode has aired several times!

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Singles
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    Small additional cleaning fee...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Master bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Foyer: 1 twin/ single

    Twin daybed...moreless

  • High hardwood ceilings, screened and louvered windows, ceiling fans and wonderful cross-ventilation in each bedroom. Reading lamps on each side of the beds!...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Tiled bathroom with glass brick wall has a wonderful HOT Water-Pik shower. There is also an OUTDOOR shower to rinse off sand when you return from the beach....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The kitchen has a refrigerator-freezer, 4-burner gas stove, microwave oven, toaster oven, coffee maker, electric juicer, blender for frozen drinks, pots and pans, utensils, plates, bowls and glasses: everything you need to prepare all your meals! Barbeque meat and seafood on the backyard bar-b-q grill. Dine outdoors and enjoy the sunset under the flower-covered backyard kiosk. Our housekeeper can prepare delicious meals for a small additional charge--just ask Frito to arrange! Above the daybed is a library of 50+ paperback books for your reading pleasure. You'll never want to move from the shaded and cushioned sofa beside the swimming pool!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    40+ paperbacks available!...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Budget
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    300 steps from Casa Pura Vida to Playa Popy....moreless

  • Village:

    Just a short 5-10 minute stroll along the beach road to town....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    A second dining table is under the romantic flower-covered kiosk next to the swimming pool....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Actually....the SUN is our clothes dryer! :)...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Internet:

    WiFi access...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street:

    Locked and gated parking area steps from the front door...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Thick bath towels and beach towels are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Our housekeeper can do your personal laundry for a small additional fee....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Completely furnsihed...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Romantic, flower-covered kiosk with dining table...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    We have one of the largest private swimming pools in Las Terrenas!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Nov 16 - Mar 31, 2016
6 night min stay
$149
$1,025

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $146 Nightly


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$119
$800 $2,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $114 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $67 Nightly


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $20
  • Departure Cleaning Fee $50
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

If Casa Pura Vida is already booked for your requested dates, you may want to check availability at our neighboring townhouse, The Sky Terrace. Please see HomeAway listing 202925. The townhouse is suitable for a maximum of 3 guests.

50% of total rental fee is due at time of reservation. Remaining rental fee is due 30 days before check-in. Payment by personal check (if residing in the USA) or by PayPal. A refundable $50 (RD2000) damage deposit will be collected by the manager upon arrival and returned upon departure if keys are returned and no items from inventory are missing.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Samana - El Catey (AZS)
250 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Bars and restaurants are a 3 minute walk away
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
new highway to El Catey airport and Sto Domingo
250 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Restaurants are a 3 minute walk away
250 Metres
Nearest Beach
Just 300 steps to Playa Popy

Car: Not Necessary

Top 3 Reasons why Casa Pura Vida is the BEST villa rental on the Samana Peninsula:

1. It is located just 300 yards from Playa Popy: one of the last, long stretches of undeveloped, turquoise-water beach in the Caribbean.

2. You can walk to the town of Las Terrenas --no car is needed!

3. You have your very own PRIVATE swimming pool (No tan lines! :)

Las Terrenas has over 50 French, Italian, German and Dominican restaurants, two large, modern supermarkets, exciting night clubs (dancing on the beach!) and unique gift stores with quality handicrafts, clothing and jewelry.

Snorkeling, diving, deep sea fishing, wind surfing and kite boarding are just steps away from Casa Pura Vida. Go hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding on the beach, zip-lining through the jungle, or to the beautiful El Limon waterfall.

Or just stay home and enjoy your private swimming pool and tropical gardens....

Other Activities: Kite-boarding (trade winds blow a steady 12-15 mph!) Hobie cats, whale-watching (January-March) zip-line tours and deep-sea fishing. You will receive a comprehensive rental guide with information on all local activities and tips about the BEST restaurants, and MUST-SEE's.

Our manager, Mr. Frito D'Ambreville, speaks Spanish, English and French and can arrange fishing, diving or snorkeling excursions and quad or jeep rentals.

Be careful of rental listings that say 'Close to the Beach,' but require a CAR or TAXI to get there!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish
 

Photos

  • Enjoy your totally private swimming pool- no tan lines! With cushioned loungers in the sun or shade, surrounded by tropical flowers!

    Enjoy your totally private swimming pool- no tan lines! With cushioned loungers in the sun or shade, surrounded by tropical flowers!

  • Enjoy your PRIVATE swimming pool in your large, tropical flowers-filled yard.

    Enjoy your PRIVATE swimming pool in your large, tropical flowers-filled yard.

  • Living and dining areas with comfortable wicker furniture

    Living and dining areas with comfortable wicker furniture

  • The MOST comfortable, cushioned loungers of ANY property in Las Terrenas! :)

    The MOST comfortable, cushioned loungers of ANY property in Las Terrenas! :)

  • Sparkling clean bathroom with HOT shower!

    Sparkling clean bathroom with HOT shower!

  • The front bedroom has wonderful cross-breezes and romantic netting-

    The front bedroom has wonderful cross-breezes and romantic netting-

  • The TV/DVD player is inside the corner cabinet--behind the rocking chair

    The TV/DVD player is inside the corner cabinet--behind the rocking chair

  • The gated property has secure parking.

    The gated property has secure parking.

  • Relax with a good book and cold drink on the cushioned bamboo furniture

    Relax with a good book and cold drink on the cushioned bamboo furniture

  • Peek thru the kiosk and picture yourself by your private swimming pool!

    Peek thru the kiosk and picture yourself by your private swimming pool!

  • You can walk to this French bakery for fresh pastries and baguettes--yummy!

    You can walk to this French bakery for fresh pastries and baguettes--yummy!

  • Casa Pura Vida is only 300 steps from THIS exact beach...no car is needed!

    Casa Pura Vida is only 300 steps from THIS exact beach...no car is needed!

  • Prepare your meals in the sunny kitchen. Free bottled water is provided.

    Prepare your meals in the sunny kitchen. Free bottled water is provided.

  • Brand new Queen-sized 'pillow top mattress' with reading lamps on each side!

    Brand new Queen-sized 'pillow top mattress' with reading lamps on each side!

  • Picture yourself beside your own PRIVATE swimming pool-- No other guests!

    Picture yourself beside your own PRIVATE swimming pool-- No other guests!

  • The swimming pool is surrounded by palm and banana trees and tropical flowers...

    The swimming pool is surrounded by palm and banana trees and tropical flowers...

  • Twin daybed, many paperback books and Internet access for your laptop

    Twin daybed, many paperback books and Internet access for your laptop

  • High ceilings, lots of light and gleaming tiled floors, wicker + wood furniture.

    High ceilings, lots of light and gleaming tiled floors, wicker + wood furniture.

  • Dine outside under your flower-covered kiosk

    Dine outside under your flower-covered kiosk

  • You can go on a Zip-Line Canopy Tour- just a short excusion from Casa Pura Vida!

    You can go on a Zip-Line Canopy Tour- just a short excusion from Casa Pura Vida!

  • Walk to this beach from Casa Pura Vida!

    Walk to this beach from Casa Pura Vida!

  • Turquoise pool surrounded by tropical flower....especially refreshing in summer

    Turquoise pool surrounded by tropical flower....especially refreshing in summer

  • It's just a short walk to the beach bars at Playa Popy--Mohito's is a favorite!

    It's just a short walk to the beach bars at Playa Popy--Mohito's is a favorite!

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